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SPELLING: AVOIDING IGNORANCE AND NEGLIGENCE

Controversies and complaints about spelling are centuries old. In his Preface to ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’, in 1755, Samuel Johnson derided writers for their “ignorance or negligence”. Today, the Internet is littered with spelling errors and would-be Johnson-types, correcting…

MORE THAN JUST ‘WORD WALLS’

Schools can be hectic places and the work of a teachers is seldom ‘done’. When faced with the job of a challenging new curriculum, particularly for our more disadvantaged pupils, tackling such work can feel nigh on insurmountable. Happily, when…

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – A 5th Grade Learning Sequence

Removing plastics from the ocean – Nevada Engineering Fellows Program I am part of a team that is facilitating the “Nevada Engineering Fellows Program” for 5th grade teachers in Nevada. The funding for the program came from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science…